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Japan bolsters human rights safeguards in textiles over Xinjiang

Companies to check supply chains for abusive labor practices and poor pay

A Uniqlo store in Beijing: Japan's apparel industry faces heightened exposure to fallout from human rights violations in the supply chain.   © AP

TOKYO -- The Japanese textile industry will work with the government to screen for forced labor and other human rights abuses in the supply chain amid a growing scrutiny of sourcing.

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